More food companies commit to sourcing 100% cage-free eggs
Snacks giant Mondelez International says it will transition to using only cage-free eggs in its supply chain in Canada and the United States by 2020 and in Europe by 2025. ConAgra Foods, meanwhile, says it will work towards a supply of 100% cage-free eggs in its U.S. operations by 2025.
Both companies say the new commitments further their ongoing efforts around sustainable sourcing and improving animal welfare.
In a release, ConAgra’s senior VP and chief procurement officer Chris Stockwell, said: “We believe that not only is this the right thing to do from an animal welfare perspective, but it also allows us to satisfy growing consumer demand for cage-free eggs.”
In recent months General Mills, Starbucks, McDonalds and Burger King have all announced plans to work towards sourcing 100% cage-free eggs.